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Nov 20 2014

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Kickstarter campaign for lunar mission

They’re about half way to their $1 million goal.

With a 2 metre drill connected to the spacecraft by a cable, we will drill a 5cm diameter borehole. As the drilling progresses, the equipment will retrieve cylindrical rock cores for analysis by a suite of scientific instruments onboard the spacecraft.

Drilling will continue for three to four months until we reach at least our target depth of 20m – but possibly as deep as 100m. Once the final samples are retrieved, the spacecraft will lower into place the time capsule containing the public and private archives and plug the borehole.

They’re accepting pledges of all sizes, but for about $100 you can send a digital package, including DNA, in a time capsule that they’re going to put in the borehole.

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